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Gifts for Carvers 2010

Woodcarving Illustrated’s 2010 fall issue (wci52) includes a special advertising section that highlights some terrific gifts for carvers. Scroll down to view the complete list with manufacturer links. Download or flip through the WCI52 Issue Gifts 4 Carvers on Scribd. Gifts Under $700 Graphic Transfer – Bare Bones Kit Delta […]

by August 13, 2010 Features
Best Carving Design Contest – Vote Now

Best Carving Design Contest – Vote Now

Click here to see this year’s entries and begin voting! Woodcarving Illustrated’s readers submitted more than 300 projects in the Best Carving Design Contest. The editorial staff nominated the top pieces in each category (the Editor’s Choice Nominees) and posted them online for you to vote on the contest winners. […]

by July 30, 2010 Features
WCI Issue #51 eNews

WCI Issue #51 eNews

When you carve wood for the sheer joy it gives you, everyday you get to devote to the craft makes you feel good…like being on vacation. To help you make every day of summer feel like vacation we’ve loaded this issue with great features, projects and techniques. From whittling away […]

by June 2, 2010 Features
Woodcarving Illustrated Issue #50 eNews

Woodcarving Illustrated Issue #50 eNews

Since spring is a time for renewal and fresh starts, we’ve loaded the latest issue of Woodcarving Illustrated with great features, projects and techniques to re-energize your carving spirit! Speaking of spirits, why not carve a Green Man with Chris Pye’s guidance or a Magical Fairy Door with Christina White. […]

by March 23, 2010 Features
Best Carving Design Contest

Best Carving Design Contest

We’re looking for talented individuals to share their original creations. Participants compete for valuable prizes and earn the opportunity to become Woodcarving Illustrated’s next new contributor. Enter as many projects as you wish, but entries must be your original designs. Projects cannot have been previously entered in a WCI-sponsored contest. […]

by March 9, 2010 Features
2007 Santa Carving Contest – Honorable Mentions

2007 Santa Carving Contest – Honorable Mentions

Will Carve for Hershey’s by Jim McGuire Judges Notes: Jim McGuire created a wonderfully functional and attractive piece. While the carving is painted with opaque paints, it still looks carved. The Hershey’s kisses tucked into Santa’s sack is a nice touch, but the overall pose would have benefited from a […]

by February 21, 2010 Best Carving Design Contest Archive
2007 Santa Carving Contest – People’s Choice Award

2007 Santa Carving Contest – People’s Choice Award

Dale Woodard’s Santa, highlighted by a natural pose and realistic details, took home top honors in Woodcarving Illustrated’s first online People’s Choice Award. Over 6,000 votes were cast over a two-week period. Dale’s wife created a watercolor painting based on an antique postcard. Her painting is the inspiration for Victorian […]

by February 21, 2010 Best Carving Design Contest Archive
2007 Santa Carving Contest – Grand Prize Winner

2007 Santa Carving Contest – Grand Prize Winner

Judges Notes: Mark Aker’s Santa succeeds at telling a story. You can almost hear the snow crunching under Santa’s boots as he hauls his freshly-cut tree in from the woods. Mark’s confidence in his skills shows in this carving; the clean, deliberate cuts make the simple lines of the overall design […]

by February 21, 2010 Best Carving Design Contest Archive

2008 Santa Carving Contest – All Entries

Congratulation Winners! With more than 100 carvings entered in this year’s Santa Carving Contest, judging was a difficult task indeed. It’s interesting to see how carvers took inspiration from last year’s entries. We definitely saw improvement in the pieces from carvers who participate every year. Get ready for next year […]

by February 21, 2010 Best Carving Design Contest Archive
2008 Santa Carving Contest – Honorable Mentions

2008 Santa Carving Contest – Honorable Mentions

With more than 100 carvings entered in this year’s Santa Carving Contest, judging was a difficult task indeed. It’s interesting to see how carvers took inspiration from last year’s entries. We definitely saw improvement in the pieces from carvers who participate every year. The following are this year’s honorable mentions: […]

by February 21, 2010 Best Carving Design Contest Archive